English Editing and Proofreading Services

Rosser-James Editing offers a straightforward, efficient, English editing and proofreading service for all types of academic documents.

I can provide a simple proofreading service which will give your document the final polish before submission.

Or for documents at an earlier stage of development or perhaps where multiple authors have contributed to the work, I provide a full editing service.

To help you choose which service would be most suited to your needs please use the following descriptions or send me a sample of your work for a quote and I can advise whether the proofreading or editing service would be best.

What will the proofreading service do for my document?

  • Correction of spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Refinements to overall readability.
  • Check for consistency in the overall layout, structure and formatting.
  • Make corrections according to a house style or specified styling rules.
  • Check references and in-text references.
  • Check links work correctly.
  • Remove irregular column or page breaks.
  • Check text on figures, tables and images and their captions for spelling, grammar and consistency with in-text references.

What will the editing service do for your document?

  • Correction of spelling, grammar and syntax errors.
  • Improvements to structure, clarity and the logical flow of the document.
  • Refinements to overall readability.
  • Checking for appropriate use of vocabulary and academic tone.
  • Removal of unnecessarily long explanations and wordiness, ensuring document is concise.
  • Checking for consistency of science throughout document.
  • References edited to preferred style.
  • Tables and figures checked.
  • Editing to specific journal guidelines.
  • Minor changes to your completed document can be requested at no extra charge, for example where queries have been raised as part of the editing process that required your response.
  • Second round of proofreading after changes you have made to your manuscript (e.g. following comments received from reviewers) at 50% discount.

How long will it take?

Turn around times are 2 working days for documents under 5000 words and 4 working days for documents up to 10,000 words.
For longer documents, use the contact form before you submit your order to request an estimate.

How do I order?

Contact me via email (info@rosserjamesediting.com) or using the contact form for a quote including a sample of your document.
Once you are happy with the quote, you can submit your document for editing and proofreading through our order now page.


If you have a UK bank account, payment via bank transfer is my preferred payment method (see payments page for details), but I also offer the option to pay using PayPal. You can use your PayPal account or a credit/debit card if you don’t have a PayPal account. You can pay as soon as you receive your invoice or any time up to 14 days after you receive your completed document.

Satisfaction  guaranteed

You should be 100% satisfied with the end result of your document, therefore a money back guarantee is offered if you are not happy with any aspect of the work. Please see the terms of service for further information.

Why choose me?

Professionally trained editor
Here at Rosser-James Editing, your manuscript will be edited by a professional editor, trained by and having previous experience working directly for a highly regarded STM publisher (the Royal Society of Chemistry). I also work to the code of practice set out by the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders, so you can be confident in the standard of work you receive.
In-house training of scientific publishing editors is rigorous to ensure the work they produce is of a high standard acceptable for publication in some of the highest impact factor journals in the world. As a publishing editor, a substantial part of the role involved managing the peer review process, therefore, by using Rosser-James Editing, you will benefit from this insider knowledge of what publishers are looking for.
Many larger academic proofreading and editing companies you will come across, use other English speaking researchers to do their editing. Whilst they may be experts in their field and capable of writing articles well in their own language, they have rarely received specific training in the skills of proofreading and editing. Additionally, they can’t possibly have any experience of trying to get an article published with English as a second language. Most don’t generally have experience of the selection process from the perspective of the publisher either.
By working with an individual rather than a large company, you benefit from a more personal, bespoke service which can be tailored to your needs. You know exactly who will be proofreading or editing your document and can be assured of the quality of the work you receive. Should you have any questions or problems you are able to talk directly to the person who has been working on your document.
Genuine native English editor
Your work will be edited by a true native English speaker i.e. born and educated in the UK. You will find other companies offering editing services at very low prices, however, my fees reflect the fact that I am a genuine UK resident.
Confidential service
I pride myself on being honest and trustworthy and confidentiality was an integral part of my role at the RSC. So you can rest assured that the content of your document being edited or proofread will stay confidential.